After two weeks of scrutiny, a message against discrimination from openly lesbian Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield has been revealed to this newspaper even as Mayfield continues to dodge requests for an on-the-record and public statement.
This news out of nearby Fort Mill, S.C., grabbed the attention of the public today, even as some local elected officials in Charlotte continue to dodge questions regarding their views on anti-Semitism and anti-LGBT hate.
On Monday night, President Barack Obama went on the record in front a national audience of tens of millions of voters against anti-Semitism and hate. He said that he had visited Israel and a Holocaust memorial there to “remind myself of the nature of evil.”
Writer says local elected official should stand up against hate and in support of those at the receiving end of it.
Another local elected official spoke out this morning, following a request by qnotes to condemn the anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT hate speech of hate group leader Louis Farrakhan. Yet, despite repeated requests, openly lesbian Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield continues to refuse to do the same.
A timeline gives a short overview of the events which have transpired since hate group leader Louis Farrakhan visited Charlotte for a series of speaking events Oct. 13-14.
More developing news in the on-going controversy regarding openly lesbian Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, who has dodged repeated questions asking her to condemn anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT hate speech by hate group leader Louis Farrakhan, who spoke at a leadership event Mayfield attended on Oct. 13 at which she tweeted Farrakhan was “doing God’s will.”